All about SNAP exam



SNAP full form is Symbiosis National Aptitude Test. It is the common admission test for pursuing MBA at all the 16 Symbiosis B-schools of India. The difficulty level of this test is easy to moderate. It is a computer based test. It is usually conducted in the month of December every year. Approximately 1 Lakh candidates appear for this exam from all over India. 

A candidate is eligible for the exam if he or she has secured atleast 50% marks in his or her graduation degree of atleast 3 years duration from a reputed or recognised college/university. Moreover, candidates in their final year of graduation can also take the exam. There is no particular age limit for appearing for SNAP exam.

The SNAP exam consists of a total of 115 questions which can be answered in 2 hours or 120 minutes. It consists of four sections namely Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Analytical & Logical Reasoning and General English. There are total of 35, 36 and 34 questions in each section respectively. All the questions are MCQ type except for the 5 special questions, which are subjective type. In special questions, you need to type in the answer using the virtual keyboard. For Quants and Current Affairs section, every correct answer will fetch you one mark. And for English and Logical Reasoning section, every correct answer will fetch you 1.5 marks. Whereas, every correct special question (non-MCQ type) will fetch you 2 marks. 25% of the marks per question are deducted for every wrong answer. 

The major topics covered are- 

Quants & Data Interpretation - Arithmetic, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Permutations, Combinations, Probability, Geometry, Logarithms, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Number Systems, and Progressions & Series, Graphs, Caselets, Line Graphs, Pie Charts and other graphs. 

Analytical & Logical Reasoning – Critical Reasoning, Analogies, Clocks & Calendars, Arrangements, and directions. 

General English- Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Word Meanings, FIJs, Grammar, Sentence Completion, Parajumbles and Odd man out.

Current Affairs- General Knowledge questions related to Awards, Books, Literature, Recent Happenings, Science, Films, International Affairs, Banking, Economics, History, Geography etc.

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